Education event

Rural Health Care Symposium
Keeping Pace with Change

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March 21 – 23, 2018
Hyatt Regency, Sacramento, CA


Rural hospitals are always adapting — to community needs, changes in staffing and regulatory updates, as well as provider reimbursement. You can’t stop change, but you can prepare for it.

Preparation is key. By participating in the annual Rural Health Care Symposium, rural leadership will receive the tools, resources and tips for Keeping Pace with Change. From regulatory compliance to recruitment, contract management and facilities operation, attendees will be better prepared for what lies ahead.

This two-day executive level program will provide you with useful and relevant information to keep you moving forward and in the right direction.

Mark your calendars and check back soon for program details.

Critical Access Hospital Scholarships

Do you work for a critical access hospital? If so, tuition funding is available through the CAH Flex Grant. Check the CAH Scholarships tab for more information.

Who Should Attend?

Chief executive officers, administrators, chief operating officers, chief financial officers, nurse leaders and trustees of rural hospitals would all benefit.



Register by Feb. 27, 2018 and save​
Members* $525, Nonmembers** $725
(limitations apply, see below)
Registrations received after Feb. 27, add $100

Tuition includes reception, luncheon and CEs.

Critical Access Hospital Tuition Scholarships
CAH tuition scholarships are available for the symposium. See the CAH Scholarship tab for more information.

*Members are CHA member hospitals, CHA associate members and government agencies. **Nonmembers are limited to non-hospital health care providers, clinics, post-acute facilities, and consultants, insurance companies, law firms and other entities that serve hospitals. Education programs and publications are a membership benefit and are not available to eligible nonmember California hospitals.

Continuing Education

Full attendance at the educational session is a prerequisite for receiving professional continuing education credit. Attendees must sign in at the symposium and, when required, include professional license number. Certificates of attendance will be emailed.

Health Care Executives — CHA is authorized to award 6.25 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit for this program toward advancement, or recertification, in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program who wish to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit must self-report their participation. To self-report, participants must log into their MyACHE account and select ACHE Qualified Education Credit.

Nursing — Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP 11924, 7.5 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy

A $75 non-refundable processing fee will be retained for each cancellation received in writing by March 15. No refunds will be made after this date. Substitutions are encouraged. Cancellation and substitution notifications may be emailed to In the unlikely event the program is cancelled, CHA will fully refund paid participants within 30 days.

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special accommodations pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, contact the CHA Education Department at (916) 552-7637.


CHA will photograph this event. If you prefer not to be photographed, please email CHA at

CAH Scholarships

Critical Access Hospital tuition scholarships are available through the CAH Flex Grant for the symposium. Some limitations apply. For more information, contact Peggy Broussard Wheeler at (916) 552-7689 or


Hyatt Regency Sacramento
1209 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
(888) 421-1442 (reservations)
(916) 443-1234

The Hyatt Regency Sacramento is the host hotel and site of this year’s event. Located in the heart of downtown Sacramento and directly across the street from the State Capitol, the Hyatt is close to numerous dining options, shopping and parks. Rooms are available at a discounted rate of $239, single and double occupancy. Don’t delay, the discount deadline is February 27 and room availability is limited. For reservations call (888) 421-1442 and mention “California Hospital Association.”


Do you have a product or service of interest to rural hospitals? This annual conference is an opportunity to reach California rural hospital executives all in one place.

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